Alan Bennett

  • by Alan Bennett
  • Narrated by full cast
  • 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Alan Bennett's three classic BBC Radio full-cast dramas: Kafka's Dick, Forty Years On, and An Englishman Abroad.Kafka's Dick
Alison Steadman, Richard Griffiths, and Nigel Anthony star in this BBC Radio 4 version of Alan Bennett's acclaimed comedy drama, described by the Daily Telegraph's Gillian Reynolds as "Pure joy". Bennett's brilliantly clever comedy not only examines the relationship between life and art, but also asks, What was Kafka's embarrassing little problem?Forty Years On
Alan Bennett stars in the production of his own acclaimed satirical comedy about a headmaster of Albion House who is retiring and takes part in the end-of-year entertainment for the last time. It also stars Robert Bathurst and Eleanor Bron.An Englishman Abroad
Michael Gambon and Penelope Wilton star as Guy Burgess and Coral Browne in this BBC Radio full-cast drama based on a real-life chance encounter in 1958 between the world famous spy and a Shakespearean actress.Clever, funny, and poignant, Alan Bennett's masterful plays are rightly regarded as modern classics.

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Three first class plays

The first play in the recording, Kafka's Dick, is good, but Forty Years On and An Englishman Abroad are superb. Excellent delivery by the actors, funny and affecting ? Alan Bennett at his best. My only quibble is that I'd like the plays to be down-loaded separately for ease of finding the starting place for the second and third plays.
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- Kirstine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-10-2005
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited